Critical Knowledge for Residents and Recent Post-Residents

You entered the medical profession to treat patients. And as you transition out of your residencies and into the practice of medicine, there are a bevy of needs you must consider. These complimentary resources will help you make informed decisions.

Simplify your search by taking advantage of a complimentary, confidential consultation with Medical Justice.

How can I negotiate the BEST employment package?
Where can I procure cost-effective medical malpractice coverage?

Here’s a sobering statistic – 99% of surgeons (and 75% of all doctors) are sued before they retire. Procuring cost-effective med mal insurance is critical. The entities linked below deserve your attention. Simplify your search by scheduling a complimentary consultation.

How can I use patient reviews to increase new patient volume?

Before you even open your practice, Google is marketing you. Online reviews have the power to deliver evidence of your quality of care to patients outside of your area of service. The landscape is profitable, but wrought with risk. We’ll teach you how to maximize success and minimize risk. Schedule a consultation for a deep discussion.

Since inception, our goal has been to protect physicians from imperfect legislation and aggressive plaintiff’s attorneys.

As a resident (or newly post-resident) you spent years developing skills and judgment.

We’d welcome the opportunity to protect you.

Medical Justice provides physicians with complete solutions to complex medico-legal problems.

Since inception, our goal has been to protect physicians from imperfect legislation and aggressive attorneys.

We stand by our member physicians with guidance and grit, deterring frivolous litigation and de-escalating patient conflicts before they become confrontations. 99% of surgeons (and 75% of all doctors) are sued in their careers.

As a resident (or newly post-resident) you spent years developing skills and judgment. We’d welcome the opportunity to protect you.

Schedule a consultation.

We will do our utmost to contact you by phone or email within the next two business days.

Summary of Membership Benefits

Deterrence Against Frivolous Lawsuits

Deter Frivolous Lawsuits

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Our members enjoy a significantly lower suit rate than the general population (0.5-2%/yr versus 8-10%/yr).

Early Action Against Frivolous Lawsuits

Early Action

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The objective of the Early Action Program is to assist in getting cases dropped sooner rather than later.  Since our advent, we have supported thousands of cases with our Early Action Program.  Medical Justice follows procedures to avoid compromising a case while the case is pending.  Defense counsel approves timing and use of the Program to gain the best impact for the defense.

Counterclaims Against Frivolous Lawsuits


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Over the years we have taken action against experts and trial attorneys many times. Included in this was having an expert fired from his position as executive in managed care organization for providing egregious testimony against a pediatrician.

Medical Justice PEER Program


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Members are provided with volunteer defense experts to help defendant in the eyes of a jury.  Also available for chart reviews.

Medico-Legal HOTLINE


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Unlike traditional attorneys’ we work on an “hour-less” rate. We’re the first call our members make when there’s a whiff of medico-legal headache. Our team consists of seasoned lawyers and MD’s/JD’s that know how to get you back focusing on your practice.



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Service addresses unjustified demands for refunds and credit card charge-backs by patients.  The goal is to resolve issues without escalation into a courtroom or onto the Internet.

Protection Against Internet Defamation

Internet Defamation

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This has been and still is an emerging threat.  The attacks on a doctor’s reputation come from disgruntled patients and those posing as patients.  We continuously scan multiple Rating Sites for each Practice Member/Corporate entity – alerting you of new Internet postings.   A report of all activity is sent alerting you to take action such as responding in a HIPAA complaint manner. Further, dilute those occasional negatives through a simple collection & posting process designed to deputize your patient’s voice.

Accretion of Retroactive Coverage Over Time

Coverage Over Time

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This is our 19th year ensuring you are protected.  Your past coverage is accrued while you maintain your Membership.

Access to Exclusive Medico-Legal Resources

Exclusive Resources

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Each member has a personal Member-Only Page on our Website.  The site contains documents, training videos, summaries of detected online reviews, actions to resolve and other insight concerning your practice. 

Protection Plans

Medical Justice provides three Protection Plans. 

All Protection Plans include the 9 key benefits described above.

Plan specific benefits are described below.

Perspective Core

9 Key Benefits

Unlimited Monitoring of Online Reviews

Responding to 3 Negative
Reviews Annually

Starting at $950/year

Perspective Impact

9 Key Benefits

Monitoring with Near
Real-time Alerts

Collect & Post 40 Reviews to
Major Medical Sites Annually

Starting at $1,295/year

Perspective Primer

9 Key Benefits

Unlimited Negative Review Management

Unlimited Collection & Posting of Reviews

Starting at $3,960/year

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Our Effectiveness Can Be Observed in the Success of Our Clients

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R. Stoller, DO

“As a Pennsylvania physician, I joined another organization, Doctors Advocate, not knowing about Medical Justice. I left their program after one year. After hearing Dr. Segal speak, Medical Justice seemed the better program. One reason, among many: Medical Justice allocates up to $100,000 for countersuits. This clearly provides more teeth to the program. And, they have a demonstrated track record…

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Since I joined Medical Justice, it is clear their proactive stance, more organized infrastructure, and broad expertise in the medico-legal arena are far superior to what Doctors Advocate’s alleges to offer. Pennsylvania doctors should get behind Medical Justice in order to protect against frivolous lawsuits so we can continue to practice medicine without looking over our shoulders.”

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S. Eldering, MD

 “I am a general surgeon in a small hospital and was called when a colleague operating on a shoulder had avulsed a branch from the axillary artery. Imagine the stress of finding a small incision with a clamp on the artery in a lady whose shoulder is now disarticulated. I repaired the artery saving her extremity. Two years and 51 weeks later a letter arrives threatening suit against me, the other surgeon, and the hospital…

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Why? I guess for saving her arm which is fine.

Within two weeks of Medical Justice’s involvement the lawyer tells my carrier he won’t be suing me. What a relief.”

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Dr. G.H.

“As you may already know, I am an obstetrician gynecologist who recently joined your organization. I was a defendant [for years]. It truly is painful when anything goes awry in my specialty but it is more so when a complication results in a lawsuit. That had been my situation for years. My feelings certainly covered a wide spectrum ranging from sadness to anger. Recently, I was made aware of your organization…

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The minute the plaintiffs attorney received a letter from you regarding your involvement, he was not happy. His displeasure upon receiving the letter from your organization certainly indicated to me I had made the right decision in joining your group. I was notified that the lawsuit had been dropped with 9 days to go prior to trial date. I was the last defendant to be dropped from the case which involved me, the hospital, and an anesthesiologist. The anesthesiologist had settled a few weeks prior rather than go to trial.

As you can imagine, I could not be happier with the outcome. Although I was willing to go to trial, the entire process is painful and I was extremely relieved. Unless our society changes, I strongly believe that joining “Medical Justice” is the answer to alleviating some of the pain associated with these lawsuits. By joining this organization, I feel confident justice indeed will prevail. I will be happy to speak to anyone that has questions with respect to joining.”

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Meet Our Executive Team

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Jeffrey Segal, MD, JD

CEO & Founder

Dr. Jeffrey Segal is a board-certified neurosurgeon. In the process of growing Medical Justice, Dr. Segal has established himself as an authority on medical malpractice, counterclaims, and internet-based defamation.

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Dr. Segal was a practicing neurosurgeon for approximately ten years, during which time he also played an active role as a participant on various state-sanctioned medical review panels designed to decrease the incidence of meritless medical malpractice cases.

Dr. Segal holds a M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, where he also completed a neurosurgical residency. Dr. Segal served as a Spinal Surgery Fellow at The University of South Florida Medical School. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa as well as the AOA Medical Honor Society. Dr. Segal received his B.A. from the University of Texas and graduated with a J.D. from Concord Law School with highest honors.

In 2000, he co-founded and served as CEO of DarPharma, Inc, a biotechnology company in Chapel Hill, NC, focused on the discovery and development of first-of-class pharmaceuticals for neuropsychiatric disorders.

Dr. Segal is also a partner at Byrd Adatto, a national business and health care law firm. With over 50 combined years of experience in serving doctors, dentists, and other providers, Byrd Adatto has a national pedigree to address most legal issues that arise in the business and practice of medicine.

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Michael Sacopulos, JD

General Counsel

Michael J. Sacopulos is a partner with Sacopulos, Johnson & Sacopulos, in Terre Haute, Indiana. He assisted in developing the critical legal underpinnings of Medical Justice when the company was in its infancy.

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His core expertise is in medical malpractice defense and third party payment disputes. Attorney Sacopulos joined the Medical Justice team formally in 2004 and assumed the role of General Counsel.

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We Help Great Doctors Practice Excellent Care with Peace of Mind

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Or call: 1-877-MED-JUST (633-5878)